GUEST POST: “We Thought It Would Be a Cinch” from Kathryn Atkins

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know On March 1, 2015 0 Comments

“We thought it would be a cinch”…..famous last words for many of us for sure!  I love today’s guest post for so many reasons. Kathryn Atkins, founder of… Read More »


Article Traveling Together published in AARP The Journal magazine

In Magazine Articles & Other Publications On February 28, 2015 0 Comments

I’m incredibly excited as I had my first article published with AARP! The Journal is targeted to thought leaders and policy makers around the world and addresses issues… Read More »


Our First Mother-Daughter Trip Overseas

In Europe On February 25, 2015 0 Comments

When was the last time you spent two weeks on vacation with your parents? When I was younger, of course, I could count on my yearly trips with… Read More »

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Vital Paperwork when Traveling with an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 22, 2015 0 Comments

The only thing worse than having your own medical emergency while on vacation is standing by while someone with whom you cannot communicate works on your parent who… Read More »

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Happy Mardi Gras!!

In Humor, North America On February 17, 2015 0 Comments

New Orleans (NO) is one of my favorite cities in the US and I’ve visited it more than any other city in the world! I’ve never had a… Read More »


Momentum Magazine feature on Travel with Aging Parents

In Magazine Articles & Other Publications, North America On February 15, 2015 0 Comments

In previous posts, I shared “Mom and Val’s Excellent Adventure” while filming in NYC for Momentum Magazine, a publication from my alma mater, Indiana University.   A helicopter… Read More »

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REVIEW: Sleep No More in the McKittrick Hotel

In North America, Reviews: Shows, Restaurant, Bars, etc. On February 14, 2015 0 Comments

If you find yourself in New York City and are looking for a really bizarre (but awesome) show to attend, look no further than Sleep No More in… Read More »

Book Update

HELP SELECT the Cover Design for Planes, Canes, and Automobiles!

In Planes, Canes, and Automobiles On February 11, 2015 2 Comments

  It’s been a while since the last update on my book: Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents Through Travel. All principal writing is done… Read More »


AARP – United Nations Briefing Series on Global Aging

In Need to Know, Random Thoughts On February 10, 2015 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of attending a series of briefings on global aging hosted by AARP International, in cooperation with the office of the UN Focal Point on… Read More »

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Getting Diabetes Supplies through Airport Security

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 8, 2015 0 Comments

Beyond airport considerations (which I’ll tackle next), the key to traveling with a diabetic parent is to keep a quick-acting source of glucose with you at all times… Read More »